Hi there!! HAPPY Wednesday :D
How are you?! How's your week going so far?! Hopefully you're taking the time to put your health first!! With the craziness of the holidays, it's not always easy to do, but be sure to make the time to stay healthy! You'll feel less stress and FITastic...i guarantee it!!
Today's post are 6 clean drinks that can lift your mood! No prescription required!! WOOO WHOOO :D Mother Nature's got a few sippable tricks up her red sweater, packed with just the right nutrients to get you out of whatever mood you're in! Come on, no one wants to be around a Christmas Grudge, right?! Of course not!! :D
1. WHEN YOU'RE DISTRACTED...
Drink WATER WITH LEMON! Dehydration can mess with focus, so sipping water is always smart. Adding a squeeze of lemon juice has been shown to hone the effect further, though researchers aren't sure why ;)
2. WHEN YOU'RE FEELING BLUE...
Drink a GREEK YOGURT SMOOTHIE! The protein in Greek yogurt increases levels of mood boosting neurotransmitters while giving your gut a dose of probiotics, which research links to improved mood.
3. WHEN YOU'RE FRUSTRATED...
Drink a CHAI! This spicy blend often includes cinnamon, the smell of which can boost alertness and lower frustration, finds 1 study. It also stabilizes blood sugar, so if your sour mood is a result of an energy lull, it may help :)
4. WHEN YOU'RE STRESSED...
Drink a CHAMOMILE TEA LATTE! Chamomile tea helps ease anxiety and irritability, while milk from grass-fed cows has conjugated linoleic acid, a fat that may help counteract the stress hormone cortisol.
5. WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO SLEEP...
Drink a TART CHERRY JUICE! Recent research shows that drinking tart cherry juice twice a day can help you sleep nearly 90 minutes more a night, thanks to the naturally occurring melatonin in those tangy little babies :D
6. WHEN YOU'RE EXHAUSTED...
Drink a GREEN TEA! While this tea has a bit of caffeine, it also has L-theanine, an amino acid that boosts alpha brain waves (similar to what happens when you meditate), linked to relaxation and a focused calm.
So what are you waiting for...drink 1 of these babies and be MERRY :D
Have a HEALTHY couple of days!
SEE YOU right back here on Fridayyyyy!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist